Lorenzo “Lencho” Moraza is a retired teacher/administrator with 31 years of service in K-12 public schools and 3 years teaching at the community college level. He received his B.A. degree in Mex-Am. Studies with a minor in History and bilingual-bicultural teaching credential from CSU Northridge, his Master’s degree in School Administration from Cal Lutheran University and a Public School Administrative Credential from Azusa Pacific University.
In 2002 CSU, Northridge, La Raza Alumni Association presented him with the Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2003 Santa Paula Latino Town Hall awarded him the Cultural Arts Award. In 2010 ACSA Region XIII recognized him as the Continuation/Educational Option Administrator of the Year Award and in 2012; El Concilio Family Services bestowed him with the Latino Leadership Award.
For the past 4 years he has been the President of Santa Paula Latino Town Hall a non-profit organization and in 2014 the City of Santa Paula recognized him as Citizen of the Year during the annual Christmas Parade.
A 40-year resident of Santa Paula Lencho is married to Connie Moraza and together they have one daughter and three grandchildren.